Meanwhile, meanwhile…ah meanwhile: Poetic vision, time and place in the films of Margaret Tait


Margaret Tait, Where I Am Is Here, 1964. Courtesy of the Margaret Tait estate and LUX.

Event Details

Monday 3 December 2018


Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall

Free, booking via Eventbrite


Presented as part of Demarco Archive Exhibitions, join us for an evening of films and discussion exploring the relationship between Tait’s written poetry and her work as a filmmaker, programmed to coincide with the current exhibition, Interim Edition: The Margaret Tait Poetry Archive.

The programme includes Rose Street (1956, 14min), Where I Am Is Here (1964, 35 min), Palindrome (1964, 6 mins), and Tailpiece (1976, 9 mins), and will be followed by an In Conversation with Richard Demarco (friend of Tait’s and great champion of her work) and Dr Sarah Neely (curator of the current exhibition).

‘Her poetry reveals how her creative thinking encompassed, in equal measure, the profound truths embodied in both artistic and scientific thinking […]Her life and art reveal her right to be firmly placed within the history of 20th century Europe.’

— Professor Richard Demarco CBE, October 2018

*There is no wheelchair access to the Red Lecture Theatre. See here for further information about venue accessibility at Summerhall.